Bomb threat phoned into Jewish Community Center, center was "safely evacuated"

Feb 21, 2017, 02:46
Bomb threat phoned into Jewish Community Center, center was

The Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque was evacuated Monday morning after it received a bomb threat via telephone.

The facility was last evacuated January 31, following a "non-credible" threat, and then reopened later the same day.

The calls have all come through either a person or robocalls phoned to the centers, officials have said.

"Our JCCs are strongly rooted in communities across the country", David Posner, director of strategic performance at JCC Association of North America, said in a statement".

A message sent to parents of students at the center said people had been evacuated as a precaution. "He said, 'I've known Donald Trump for a long time, ' and then he said, 'Forget it.' So you should take that instead of having to get up and ask a very insulting question like that".

A number of JCCs, including Orlando's, received multiple threats.

"Anti-Semitism comes and goes in cycles, and this is a cycle". "There are acts of anti-Semitism throughout the United States". We have resumed normal operations.

Rabbi Barry Leff of Temple Beth-El in Birmingham told Haaretz that President Donald Trump has inspired anti-Semites to act "so far, with threats", adding that, "Racism and anti-Semitism have become more socially acceptable now". "We are very proud of the efficient and professional actions of our staff and we are grateful to local law enforcement agencies that assisted us".

Officials said it was not known whether the act of vandalism was a hate crime.

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